Engström-Finean Biological Ultrastructure

Engström-Finean Biological Ultrastructure

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: J. B. Finean
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263991

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Engström-Finean Biological Ultrastructure, Second Edition, looks upon biological phenomena essentially as patterns of physical and chemical events organized in space and time. It attempts to describe the spatial aspects of this organization, emphasizing in particular the fundamental roles of individual types of molecules. It also introduces a minimum background of fundamental structural information and of techniques so as to aid in the appreciation of the significance of experimental data. The plan of the book in the present edition remains unchanged but the tremendous advances of recent years have necessitated changes in emphasis in the treatment of methods and fundamentals of structure and a complete reappraisal of biological ultrastructure. Key topics discussed include methods in ultrastructural research, the principles of molecular structure; the role of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates, mineral salts; and the role of ultrastructure in biology and medicine.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter I From Microscopic Morphology to Molecular Structure

    A. Histological and Cytological Approach

    B. Chemical Approach

    C. Biological Ultrastructure

    Chapter II Methods in Ultrastructural Research

    A. Polarized Light Microscopy

    B. The Application of Electron Microscopy

    C. Spectroscopic Methods

    D. The Application of X-Ray Diffraction

    Further Reading

    Sources of Illustrations

    Chapter III The Principles of Molecular Structure

    A. Atomic Relationships

    B. Important Atomic Groupings

    C. Aggregation of Molecules and Interaction with Water

    Further Reading

    Chapter IV The Role of Proteins

    A. The Amino Acids

    B. Polypeptide Chains

    C. The Fibrous Proteins

    D. The Globular Proteins

    Further Reading

    Sources of Illustrations

    Chapter V Role of Nucleic Acids

    A. The Structure of Nucleic Acids and Nucleoproteins

    B. The Storage and Replication of Genetic Information

    C. The Transfer of Genetic Information: Protein Synthesis and Coding

    Further Reading

    Sources of Illustrations

    Chapter VI The Role of Lipids

    A. Structure and Properties of Isolated Lipid Molecules

    B. Lipid Interactions

    C. Natural Lipoproteins

    Further Reading

    Sources of Illustrations

    Chapter VII The Role of Carbohydrates

    A. Monosaccharides

    B. Disaccharides

    C. Polysaccharides

    Further Reading

    Chapter VIII The Role of Mineral Salts

    A. The Apatites

    B. Bones and Teeth

    C. Extraskeletal Calcifications

    Further Reading

    Sources of Illustrations

    Chapter IX The Role of Ultrastructure in Biology and Medicine


    Further Reading

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483263991

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